Where to Visit in Italy
Italy is divided into 20 different regions and provinces, each with a strong sense of diversity and culture. This individuality is what makes Italy endlessly charming, but also makes your decision of where to visit in Italy a difficult one. Every region of Italy, from the small villages to the large cities has something unique to offer visitors. Many of our tour operators specialize in holidays in specific regions, so you can find the perfect trip to Italy for you!
No matter what you’re looking for in an Italy holiday, our tour operators can set you up with the perfect escape. See below for a few of our favorite options:
- Holidays to Rome, in Lazio, can also include its beach resorts, wine tasting and spa days as well as trips to the famous Palazzi and their stunning gardens.
- Fly to Naples to visit Campania and drive the famous Amalfi coast from Sorrento to Salerno – the world’s most panoramic coastline. Capri and Ischia are just an hour away.
- Umbria, the green heart of Italy, has no coastline but historic villages and towns. One of the world’s most important Jazz Festivals takes place in Perugia (usually in July).
- Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is a foodie’s paradise. Stay in a Masseria(a unique converted farmhouses on country estates). Beautiful Lecce is described as the ‘Florence of the South’. See the famous Trulli houses at Alberobello.
- Visit Liguria to hike along one of the many routes of the famous Cinque Terre (the five lands). Visit Vernazza, just one of the five picturesque fishing villages or take the train to wander around Portofino.
- Ski lovers try Courmayeur, cradled by Mont Blanc in the Aosta Valley. Fly to Turin to ski in the Monterosa area covering 112 miles of fabulous pistes for all levels. Chic Madonna di Campiglio in the Dolomites, near Venice, is also popular.
- For foodies Emilia Romagna is the country’s gastronomic centre. Visit famous places like Bologna, Parma, Modena and Ferrara for medieval towns, chic cafes and frescoed palaces.
- The spectacular coastal roads of Calabria (toe of Italy’s boot) boast views of white beaches, old towns and villages and rugged walking trails. Visit Tropea, one of Italy’s most stunning seaside towns.
- Find world-class dining in Piedmont where the ‘slow food’ movement was established. Taste the most expensive food product in the world, the truffle, found in abundance here.
- Sardinia has three airports with Olbia providing access to the famous Smerelda coast. Pristine white beaches and turquoise seas surround the island. Alghero is a fascinating and historic walled city with great restaurants.
- In Sicily, visit the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa and Modica, as well as Mount Etna. Taormina is the pearl of Sicily, set high on cliffs with its chic restaurants and choice of sandy beaches.